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Boo 029 - Productivity, professionalism and addiction to notifications (i.e. narcissism)

over 3 years ago, Croydon, VIC, Australia

Glad you found the link useful. It's a fascinating subject!
sm2n over 3 years ago
Wow, fascinating stuff @sm2n!
Summed up in another quote from the same article: "For a tool that business depends so heavily on, we put little thought into how we use email." Very worrisome.
AdamJaffrey over 3 years ago
You reinforce some good points, Adam. The Pavlovian dogs theory about email addiction (an example of 'Classical conditioning') was nicely covered in this article, containing this succinct quote:
"Both slot machines and email follow something called a 'variable interval reinforcement schedule' " http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/aug/28/email.addiction?cat=technology&type=article
sm2n over 3 years ago